Pinterest Fail and Budget Recipe


If you’re like me, you love Pinterest! I will post everything I see and want to try (even if I know realistically it won’t happen.) Well, I wanted to share my major fail this last weekend. My stepdaughter requested me to make her a cake for her 8th birthday party. I was SO excited that she wanted me to bake it. I should have known better that my skill level could not handle my dreams of amazing cake-ness. Well after weeks of planning and a few days of mental preparation, I gave it a shot. She had requested a wonder woman cake (which is a pretty cool request) and I had found quite a few different options for it. I saved the one I wanted to make and researched techniques so I would be able to make it happen… Needless to say, it didn’t work out. I wasn’t even close.

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I was SO disappointed in myself and so ashamed to show her this cake. I had spent so much time, effort and money on this cake. I knew I probably couldn’t pull it off. But I was blinded by wanting to do it so badly. My husband made a great point that made me feel better. I had never baked a cake like this before. My stepdaughter was aware of how hard I tried just to make her the perfect cake and that was enough for her. I do love trying to make things like this or trying new recipes, but sometimes we just need to start small and don’t go overboard. Click here for some great “budget friendly pinterest recipes”… It is certainly putting me on the right path with my cooking condition haha.

My favorite recipe: DIY frittatas because you can use whatever you have! Look below for recipe!

DIY Frittatas


Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 30-35 minutes


  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Add: ¾ cup shredded cheese of your choice. It could be Swiss, cheddar, Parmesan, Asiago, pepper jack.

Add: 1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary, basil, thyme or 1 tsp dried herbs, like parsley, rosemary, an Italian or fiesta mix. Choose one or mix a few together.

Add: 1 cup cooked meat, diced. This is a great way to use up leftovers, such as diced ham, chicken or sausage. If you don’t have any meat on hand, you can replace this amount with additional vegetables.

Add: 1 to 1 1/2 cups of fresh vegetables, diced. Sweet peppers, asparagus, squash, tomatoes, green onions, peas, shredded zucchini are a few examples. Choose one or mix a few together.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a 10 inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, salt, pepper until smooth. Stir in the cheese, herbs, meat, and the vegetables until combined.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the eggs are set in the middle or golden on top. Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

Combinations for frittatas are endless, so be creative. To complete the meal, serve with fresh fruit, and/or a garden salad and some really good bread.

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